Our mission is to educate children and instill in our students a love of learning and the abilities to think critically, live ethically, and appreciate the value of each individual.

Joanie Packard

Communications Specialist

At McGillis Since 2003


B.A., Literature, University of California, San Diego
Teaching Credential, Secondary Education, English, Prescott College
Higher Steps Reading Certification, University of Utah
Wilson Language Training
Wilderness First Responder
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Joanie first began her relationship with The School as a parent when her son was in 3rd grade.  She has had many roles here since then: Parent Association President, substitute teacher, teaching assistant, and has lately landed in administration as the Communications Specialist.  In this capacity she still does a lot of different things, among them are the weekly eMinders, website whispering, social media, and the McGillis Musings.  Joanie likes to keep herself busy and out of trouble.  She has a creative bent that leads to her favorite activities like fixing things, quilting, gardening, and strumming stringed instruments.  She is an avid reader and dreams of a time when she can sit endlessly by the ocean with a good book.